Retail and e-Commerce


  • Explosion damages Polish store near Amsterdam, 3rd in 2 days

    December 9, 2020

    An explosion damaged a Polish supermarket in a Dutch town near Amsterdam early Wednesday morning, the third such blast in two days. Police said the explosion happened at a store in the town of Beverwijk, 30 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of Amsterdam. Nobody was injured, but the store was badly damaged in the explosion at 5:15 ...

  • Retail giant Cencosud hit by Egregor Ransomware attack, stores impacted

    November 14, 2020

    Chilean-based multinational retail company Cencosud has suffered a cyberattack by the Egregor ransomware operation that impacts services at stores. Cencosud is one of the largest retail companies in Latin America, with over 140,000 employees and $15 billion in revenue for 2019. Cencosud manages a wide variety of stores in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, including ...

  • UK: Farmer jailed for Tesco baby food blackmail plot

    October 12, 2020

    A farmer who put pieces of metal into baby food in an attempt to blackmail Tesco has been jailed for 14 years. Nigel Wright, 45, of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, tried to extort £1.4m from the supermarket chain between May 2018 and February 2020. The metal shards were spotted by two mothers who were only moments away from ...

  • UK: New report shows survival of the fittest and most agile will make or break retailers as lockdown eases

    May 25, 2020

    A new report published in the Journal of Business Research, led by the University of Bristol, has highlighted the top priorities to help both physical and online stores satisfy fast-changing customer needs and expectations, while also meeting stringent government regulations. Lead author Dr Eleonora Pantano, Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Bristol, said: “From the very outset ...